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American Society of Breast Surgeons

The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the primary leadership organization for general surgeons who treat patients with breast disease, is committed to continually improving the practice of breast surgery by serving as an advocate for surgeons who seek excellence in the care of breast patients. This mission is accomplished by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and by promoting education, research, and the development of advanced surgical techniques.

 

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  • Deadline to Complete BESAP I has been extended to January 15, 2017

    BESAP I users (current and new purchasers) will now have until January 15, 2017, to complete BESAP I (BESAP I expires on January 16, 2017).

    To access your BESAP account, please log into your user account(above right). Once you are logged in, click the 'Education' tab and select 'BESAP'.

    Not a BESAP I User? Do you want to evaluate your mastery of critical content for the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease? Do you need to obtain the self-assessment credits necessary to fulfill the ABS Maintenance of Certification Part 2 requirements for Recertification? Buy BESAP I today!

    For more information and to purchase BESAP I, click here.

    BESAP II to Launch Early 2017

    Mark your calendars - BESAP II is launching early 2017! More details will be available fall 2016 here on the Society's website. Questions about BESAP? Please contact Tekoah White at twhite@breastsurgeons.org

    The American Society of Breast Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Submit Your Research Abstracts, "How I Do It" Videos for Presentation at Society's 2017 Annual Meeting

    Call for Abstracts
    Researchers who want their abstracts considered for presentation must submit them no later than 3:00 pm EST November 8, 2016. Click here for submission guidelines and access to the submission website.

    Call for "How I Do It" Videos
    The American Society of Breast Surgeons is again inviting YOU to submit a video showing your colleagues your tricks of the trade. The submission deadline is 3:00 pm EST on December 6, 2016. Click here for submission guidelines and access to the submission website.

    Questions regarding the submission process for abstracts and "How I Do It" videos should be emailed to abstracts@breastsurgeons.org.

  • ASBrS Consensus Panel Recommends Against Routine Use of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

    On July 28, 2016, the Society released a position statement recommending against contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) for average risk women with unilateral breast cancer. The statement was published as two manuscripts in the Annals of Surgical Oncology which are available open access online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5443-5 and http://dx.doi.org/10.1245/s10434-016-5408-8.

    ASBrS encourages an evidence-based approach to determine the value of CPM in breast cancer patients. Although CPM may be appropriate for certain high-risk groups, research reveals that the majority of women with breast cancer obtain no oncological benefit from removal of a healthy breast. The statement follows extensive research including a consensus conference held during the Society's 2016 Annual Meeting. For more information, click here.

  • Society Releases Choosing Wisely® Recommendations

    On June 27, 2016, The American Society of Breast Surgeons released a list of specific tests or procedures that clinicians and patients should question as part of Choosing Wisely®, an initiative of the ABIM Foundation and Consumer Reports. The Society’s list was developed over the last year after careful consideration and review, using the most current evidence about management and treatment options. The list identifies five targeted, evidence-based recommendations that can support conversations between patients and clinicians about what care is really necessary. To view the Society's recommendations click here.

  • Nurse BEDI Now Available!

    The Society is pleased to announce the launch of Nurse BEDI (Breast Educational Decision Aid Instrument). Designed by the Education Committee of the ASBrS, in conjunction with Penn State Hershey Health, the tool is meant to help newly diagnosed breast cancer patients understand their specific biopsy results and treatment choices.

    The tool was designed to enhance shared decision-making between the patient and the surgical team and is not meant to replace surgical consultation. Nurse BEDI was developed to be primarily used prior to definitive decision making and surgical consent with the provider, however, one can adapt its use based on clinic, provider and patient needs.

    Society members may access the tool by logging into their member account and clicking 'Nurse BEDI' under the 'Programs' tab.


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